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post #1 of 5 Old 02-20-2011, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, today I had a really fun lesson. We jumped for the first time. They were really small cross-rails but it still was really fun. I have been wanting to start for a while now but we had only been going over ground-poles. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for staying balanced in jumping position while trotting as the horse I ride has a really bouncy trot? Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-21-2011, 07:22 PM
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Hi, today I had a really fun lesson. We jumped for the first time. They were really small cross-rails but it still was really fun. I have been wanting to start for a while now but we had only been going over ground-poles. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for staying balanced in jumping position while trotting as the horse I ride has a really bouncy trot? Thanks!
Welcome to the wold of jumping :)

One tip is if you don't already, you should do your two point while trotting, walking and cantering! This will help you LOTS! It will help you get a strong leg and help your balance!

Another thing that helps is that if establish a good foreword (NOT lazy) trot, not making your horse run at the fence, but not walking over the cross rail!

Also grab on to a piece of mane and enjoy the ride! Your horse knows what to do! So just breath and give him a release with your arms :) don't pull on his mouth!

Also you can make sure you do not jump on to his neck, your two point on the flat should be exactly like your two point over fences!

You can also get in to your 2 point about 3 strides or when you are approaching the jump so then you arn't scrambling at the last second. :)

I hope this helps :) I am sure you will have alot of fun at your next lesson!!!! :)

And don't forget to B R E A T H E!

Apple core,Say no more,I'll be your friend,Until the end.
The smell of a horse is yet one of the sweetest smells

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-21-2011, 07:43 PM
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Hi, today I had a really fun lesson. We jumped for the first time. They were really small cross-rails but it still was really fun. I have been wanting to start for a while now but we had only been going over ground-poles. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for staying balanced in jumping position while trotting as the horse I ride has a really bouncy trot? Thanks!
Sorry that didn't really help you. Haha :)
You could grab some mane while in two point and sink your weight in to your heels That will help the most :)

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The smell of a horse is yet one of the sweetest smells
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Thanks for the advice :) Looking forward to my next lesson.
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post #5 of 5 Old 02-22-2011, 02:23 PM
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I remember my first jump, record it, you will never and should never regret it buy a book and diary and it is really great to be able to look back over the years, and useful in writing an autobiography if you ever become famous !!!!!!!!!!

Good luck and best wishes of continued success

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